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Latest Additions January 18, 2010

Posted by stacey in Book Awards, Thoughtful Ramblings.
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Well. You know. You know how technology can be, right? Sometimes it’s your best friend and sometimes it just likes to mess with your head a little bit? I think The Reading Room is our best friend 99% of the time, so I’m sure we can forgive this strange 1% when it’s messing with us a little.

And really, it’s okay because now we can ponder the awards given out this morning at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference! It’s a big day in the book world. I think it’s a bit like the Oscars, when you have a couple big awards that everyone tunes in for and then there are the many more, lesser known awards that are still prestigious to win but mostly unfamiliar to the general public. Does that make sense? In either case, I do believe it would truly be an honor just to be nominated! But in our book obsessed minds, today’s big awards are The John Newbery Medal and the Randolph Caldecott Medal! ALA put out a press release saying When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead won the Newbery and The Lion and The Mouse written and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney won the Caldecott. Exciting, no? Or you can watch a video of the Youth Media Awards being announced this morning. So when you think about it, that’s a lot of pre-approved, actual winners to choose from! And I’m hoping it should be enough to keep you busy while the final adjustments are made to The Reading Room?

Enjoy!

—Stacey

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